Zoo & Live Animal Show in Southern Ireland
Zoos and pet farms are fantastic fun for all the family. Over the years, many fun days are spent at animal farms in Ireland. Southern Ireland Zoo in Phoenix Park, Southern Ireland, Southern Ireland Zoo is the largest zoo in Ireland and one of Southern Ireland's most popular attractions. Opened in 1831, the zoo describes its role as conservation, study, and education. Its stated mission is to "work in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of the endangered species on Earth". Covering over 28 hectares (69 acres) of Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas named World of Cats, World of Primates, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, African Plains, Birds, Reptiles, Plants, City Farm and Endangered Species.
Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Southern Ireland city, Southern Ireland Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and welcomed over one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest, yet popular zoos, the 28 hectare park in the heart of Southern Ireland is home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience! The zoo is part of a worldwide programme to breed endangered species. It is a member of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP), which helps the conservation of endangered species in Europe. Each species supervised by the EEP has a single coordinator that is responsible for the building of breeding groups with the aim of obtaining a genetically balanced population.
Southern Ireland Zoo manages the EEP for the golden lion tamarin and the Moluccan cockatoo. It also houses members of the species Goeldi's monkey and the white-faced saki which are part of EEPs coordinated by other zoos. The focus is on conservation, which includes breeding and protecting endangered species, as well as research, study and education.
Zoological Museum located on campus in Trinity College Southern Ireland. The museum is highly interactive featuring lots of exhibits that can be picked up and handled. The Zoological Museum contains an extensive collection of animals from Ireland and abroad from a total collection of approximately 25,000 specimens. The collection contains representatives of all the animal phyla, from tiny protozoa, to large mammals and fulfills a significant teaching, research and educational role both within college and to the wider community.
It is only natural for humans to be fascinated most by what we have never seen before. And what might be more astonishing to visitors than these giants from the steppes, the jungles, and the deep seas? Plastinator Dr. Gunther von Hagens and curator Dr. Angelina Whalley have created a spectacular exhibition.
Southern Ireland Zoo
Southern Ireland Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family... it’s a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity – your visit will help maintain Southern Ireland Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes.
Come and join them! A true pet lover’s paradise dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership. Ireland’s Family Pet Expo now in it’s 9th year proud to deliver a first class, consumer pet show with lots of stands selling products & services, dog breed village, dog demonstrations, entertainment and much more.